Ok, first things first – disclaimer alert – I am not a medical practitioner and cannot offer medical advice, the article below has been written as a helpful guide using its information from authoritative sites around alcoholism and its effects. That said I myself have at times given up alcohol for a considerable stretch and a few of my friends are teetotallers and relayed me with first-hand experiences of giving up booze.
The fact that almost 8 million Brits are partaking in Dry January means there is interest in giving up alcohol. Why are so many people looking to give up the booze? – here are some reasons you may be aware a) alcohol is a toxin on the body, killing vital microorganisms b) alcohol is highly addictive, and it can be incredibly hard to recover from c) according to the world health organisation an estimated 40,000 people a year in the UK die from alcohol consumption; here’s a ‘sobering’ fact alcohol is linked to seven different types of cancer including bowel, breast and liver cancer.
What are the main health benefits of reducing alcohol consumption?
Ok, enough with the scares. We can see alcohol can be damaging … so what would the short and medium-term benefits look like if you were to reduce and stop your consumption of alcohol.